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Long Lane Nets

10 Nets total, in 3 sets of 1 to 8 nets.

The Long Lane Nets contain just that - our longest set of linked nets.  Originally, ten nets were connected end-to-end, but we were forced to create a gap between Nets 8 & 9 in order to accommodate a heavily used deer path (the alternative being the repeated destruction and costly replacement of any net in position number 9!).

The upper end of the Long Lane Net set (Nets 1-5) is in an upland late successional habitat dominated by shrubs like honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and blackhaw viburnum; it is quickly invaded by a variety of trees, including ash, red maple, black cherry, tulip poplar, and cucumber magnolia, all of which are periodically removed.

Nets 6 & 7 cross a small sweet flag/cattail marsh (Iron Spring Swamp) that is fringed by wetland shrubs like alder, willow, and arrow-wood viburnum.  Nets 8 & 9 are in a fairly thick stand of hawthorn and wild crabapple.   Net 10 crosses the small stream draining Iron Spring Swamp and is surrounded by willows, arrow-wood, and blackberries but also is near a mature forest edge.  Long Lane Net 10 extends to the edge of a large open field that is maintained by annual mowing.

 

Long Lane Nets 1 & 2 Long Lane Nets 1 & 2

The first two of eight linked nets.
Long Lane Nets 3, 4, & 5 Long Lane Nets 3, 4, & 5
Long Lane Nets 6, 7, & 8 Long Lane Nets 6, 7, & 8
Stretching across Iron Spring Swamp.
Long Lane Net 9 Long Lane Net 9
Long Lane Net 10 Long Lane Net 10
Path leading across open field Path leading across open field from Long Lane Net 10 to Bear Crossing Nets 3-5

Looking back at Long Lane net 10.
White-tailed deer making their own  path across this field!   White-tailed deer making their own  path across this field!

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